Steaming apples - quick & easy

You can conjure up many delicious treats from apples. For some, steaming is required. We explain how this works here.

Some apple pie recipes in particular state that the apples should be steamed before baking. Why actually? Steaming, particularly with very hard apples, such as the Boskop, ensures that they are sufficiently soft after baking. In addition, the minerals and vitamins remain. This not only applies to apples, but also to carrots, onions and other types of fruit and vegetables.

We will now tell you how to properly stew apples and what you need for them.

Steaming apples made easy

To steam your apples, you need:

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 shot of water
  • some apple juice
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • Pot with lid
  • knife
  • Bowl or bowl


➣ Step 1: Peel and cut the apple
Remove the skin and core from the apples. Then cut into small pieces and drizzle with a little lemon juice. This prevents the apples from turning brown.

➣ Step 2: cook apples
Melt the sugar and butter in a saucepan. Then add the apples and pour in a dash of water or apple juice.

Now you have to close the lid and braise the mass until the apples have a soft consistency.

The apples are now ready for further preparation.